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Things to Do in Los Angeles This Week (May 22, 2023 – May 25, 2023)

Bridesmaids at Rooftop Cinema Club (Arts District)

Calling all movie lovers. Bridesmaids is playing tonite at the Rooftop Cinema Club (Arts District). The hilarious comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Rose Byrne will screen from the 5th floor terrace at ROW DTLA , alongside popcorn, cocktails, and other movie refreshments. $19.50+; Monday, 10:00 pm (doors open at 9:30 pm); ROW DTLA – 777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.988.8890

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Calling all movie lovers. Bridesmaids is playing tonite at the Rooftop Cinema Club (Arts District).

True Food Kitchen Expands to Century City

True Food Kitchen, the award-winning, wellness-focused, seasonally-driven restaurant, is expanding its Southern California presence with a new location in Century City! Upon opening, the new outpost will offer True Food Kitchen’s soon-to-launch, dynamic spring menu that boasts over 30 brand-new dishes, and provides a new lunch, brunch, and dinner hotspot to the neighborhood. Various prices and hours; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.736.4900


LA’s Two Michelin-Starred Fine Dining Institution, Providence, Unveils Stunning ‘Fin-to-Tail’ Redesign

Providence, one of America’s longest-standing fine dining establishments with an unwavering commitment to sustainable practices unveils an impressive new look following an extensive fin-to-tail redesign ahead of its 18th anniversary this June. Helmed by celebrated two-Michelin starred Chef-Owner Michael Cimarusti, the redesign mirrors Cimarusti’s ability to bring a taste of the ocean to the plate in its purest form, resulting in the ultimate multi-sensory seafood-forward dining experience. The newly reimagined 1,828 square foot space is a considered effort to provide a world-class dining experience that takes every aspect into account for the ultimate comfort and enjoyment of each guest. Various prices; Tuesdays – Fridays, 6:00 pm – last seating 9:15 pm, and Saturday, 5:30 pm – last seating 9:15 pm; 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323.420.4170

Roast Battle at The Comedy Store

WARNING: Must have thick skin and love to laugh! With mentoring from comedian Jeff Ross, AKA the Roast Master, two comics will go head to head for three rounds in a boxing-style no holds barred battle of insults. The Roast Battle also features big name celebrity judges, Host/ Referee Brian Moses, The All Negro Wave, The House Racists, and DJ Coach Tea. The Comedy Store invites you to “Come check out the next generation of Roastmasters.” $15+; Monday, 10:30 pm (doors open at 9:30 pm); Comedy Store (Belly Room) – 8433 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323.656.6225


Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) Film Festival

The 33rd annual Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) Film Festival is here! For the next two weeks, guests can screen films, attend parties and events showcasing the best in independent films. The IFS Film Festival has hosted premieres for the world’s greatest filmmakers, including Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, & Inherent Vice, David Cronenberg’s Map To The Stars, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, and Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman. Celebrity guests at the festival include actors like Karen Gillan, Mena Suvari, Gena Rowlands, Jane Lynch, Dominique Swain, and  director Patty Jenkins. $48+; Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 6/2, 12:00 am; various hours and locations (please refer to the schedule)

An image of a film strip for the Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) Film Festival
The 33rd annual Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) Film Festival is here!

Everytable WeHo Hosts Ribbon Cutting w/ Mayor & 200 Free Meals Event

Everytable has opened its first-ever West Hollywood storefront, and to celebrate, the store will host a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting event with the Mayor and city officials! Everytable is a mission-driven food company that fights for food justice by making fresh, nutritious food accessible and affordable for all. Festivities will include samples from local vendors, a live DJ, and 200 free meals to the first guests (while supplies last)! Free entry; Thursday; 11:00 am, with regular hours Sundays, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturdays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; 8717 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029; 434.425.7262

An image of Everytable's Chicken Teriyaki.
Everytable is a mission-driven food company that fights for food justice by making fresh, nutritious food accessible and affordable for all. Menu highlights include this Chicken Teriyaki.

Piccalilli Collabs w/ Crown and Hops for First-Ever Tap Takeover 

Piccalilli, Culver City’s creative Cali-Asian restaurant, is partnering with Crowns and Hops, the first Black-owned, Women-owned and Veteran-owned brewery based out of Inglewood, to host its first ever Tap Takeover! Founded by Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter, Crowns and Hops’ mission is to preserve culture, expand the palate and build community through world class beer. In collaboration with Piccalilli’s co-owner and executive chef, Macks Collins, Piccalilli’s first ever Tap Takeover provides Culver City locals and visitors a chance to experience the best of LA’s innovative beer and culinary scene. During Piccalilli’s Tap Takeover, Crowns & Hops will take charge of Piccalilli’s bar to offer signature beers such as its 8 Trill Pils pilsner, a floral The Dopest Hazy IPA, a bright and clean Inglewood Sun west coast IPA and Mama’s Punch, a tropical fruit punch style tart ale, all while discussing each beer’s flavor and aroma profiles, ingredients and more. Complimentary beer tastings will also be provided to guests throughout the restaurant. Created to pair with Crowns & Hops’ beer selection, Chef Collins has created two one-night-only Tap Takeover specials including a Thai Currywurst ($10) with grilled Sai Oua and curry ketchup and Green Curry Spatzel ($14) with toasted peanut, Thai basil and fish sauce for guests to enjoy. Thursday, 5 – 8:00 pm; 3850 Main Street, Suite A Culver City, CA 90232; 424.298.8540

Coming Soon

(5/26 – 5/28): Food as Art Series Debuts at The Aster Members’ Club and Hotel

Following their incredibly successful, three-day multi-course dinner series with Chef Mads Refslund, the Aster Member’s Club and Hotel is pleased to announce the next two participants in their invigorating culinary pop-up series: Food as Art. From 5/26 – 5/28, esteemed Chef Alvaro Clavijo will bring his avant-garde twist on classic Latin American flavors to Los Angeles in the form of a five-course dinner at The Aster. Following Clavijo will be culinary pioneer Chef Najat Kaanache, who will serve her exquisite Moroccan-inspired cuisine from 6/24 – 6/26. $150+; 5/26 – 5/28, and 6/24 – 6/26; 6:00 pm; Lemon Grove (The Aster) – 1717 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.962.1717

(5/27): MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street Returns to Santa Monica

Throw on those top hats and monocles, the 8th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street returns Memorial Day Weekend! This all-ages event is an interactive twist on the classic board game that offers a culinary tasting tour of Santa Monica’s popular Main Street, allowing attendees to exchange “MAINopoly dollars” for tastings at restaurants, bars, and eateries. Stop by the “Go to Jail” VIP Beer Garden and complete your official game board for the chance to win a Taste of Main Street Prize Pack with $1,000+ in prizes. Each ticket includes tastings at 20 locations including Ashland Hill, Holey Grail Donuts, Alfalfa, JuneShine, Library Alehouse, Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Jameson’s Pub, Tavern on Main, The Victorian, Papille Gustative, Pasjoli, Ubatuba Acai, and more! $15 – $450; 5/27, 1 – 5:00 pm; Check In at The Victorian – 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Throw on those top hats and monocles, the 8th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street returns Memorial Day Weekend!

(6/11): No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation Event Returns to LA

No Kid Hungry’s Taste of The Nation is making its highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this June and celebrating 10 years of hosting the event at Media Park in Culver City. Attendees will enjoy exceptional eats and curated drinks from Los Angeles’ top chefs and mixologists – including Jackson Kalb, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Izzard, and Jazz Singsanong – all united to support No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in California and across the U.S. In addition to the incredible line-up of culinary talents, the afternoon will include live entertainment, games, as well as an interactive scavenger hunt for kids. Taste of the Nation promises a fun-filled day highlighting the vibrancy and generosity of Los Angeles’ culinary community. Los Angeles has no shortage of food events. However, given that 1 in 8 kids in the U.S., and 1 in 7 in California face hunger each day, we’re proud to support No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation which helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger. $115+; 6/11, 1 – 4:00 pm; Media Park – 9070 W. Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

An image of three children sitting on the grass.
No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger.

(6/24): Hollywood Under the Stars Returns to Paramount Pictures Studio Lot

Paramount Pictures invites you to spend an evening under the stars with LA’s top celebrity chefs and restaurants. Hollywood Under the Stars is a preliminary culinary event hosted by Paramount Studios to raise money for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. The evening features live entertainment and mouthwatering food from such popular LA restaurants as Hank’s, Qué Padre, Alexander’s Steakhouse, and Georgia’s Restaurant. $250 – $5,000; 6/24, 6:30 pm; Paramount Pictures – 5515 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.956.1777




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